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Tony Lankester

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Tony is a corporate animal but it wasn't always so. He used to work in the media, with a specific interest in technology; travel; music; and getting free stuff. He doesn't consider himself a thought leader, although he does confess to having thoughts. He presents the M&G's weekly podcast.

Ooops … Weekender makes wrong results call

Possibly the most famous newspaper headline blunder was made by the Chicago Tribune of November 3 1948, which bannered “Dewey Defeats Truman”. When the decision…

Sanctimonious bigot gets my blood pressure up

(This piece first appeared on tonylankester.com) I’m usually pretty open-minded when it comes to reading or hearing the views of foreign journalists about South Africa.…

ANC Youth League declares war on cocks

(This post first appeared on tonylankester.com) Sometimes writing a blog entry is hard work. Occasionally, though, someone gives you material — an idea, a reference…

When music meets Microsoft ….

Some time back I heard of a group of people on the internet who were spending their time creating graphs of songs titles and lyrics…

What would Isabel do?

(This piece originally appeared on tonylankester.com) South African blogger Donn Edwards is being sued for libel by a timeshare company called Quality Vacation Club (QVC)…

President Mbeki explained … by the US Congress

I don’t know if you saw this recently — but it’s an actual screen capture of President Mbeki’s diary, as published on government’s own website.…